HSMW652 – Complications and Conditions in Midwifery Practice

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Module code
HSMW652
Module title
Complications and Conditions in Midwifery Practice
Prescription
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices. Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Programmes
  • HL0901
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
300
Self directed hours
0
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning Outcomes
1. Apply knowledge and skills of physiological childbirth experience to identify deviations and/or complications and pathophysiology to including the management of underlying medical conditions experienced by the woman/waahine and/or baby/peepi, in midwifery practice.
2. Demonstrate professional, collaborative, culturally responsive and effective midwifery care in partnership with women/waahine and/or baby/peepi experiencing complications and/or other complexities due to underlying medical conditions.
3. Participate in the interprofessional care of the woman/waahine and/or baby/peepi requiring complex care.
4. Apply midwifery skills in obstetric emergencies.
Content
Clinical placement (300 hours) in a variety of tertiary/secondary settings
• The woman/waahine experience of complicated/complex pregnancy and childbirth
• Working in partnership with the woman/waahine and whaanau requiring complicated/complex care Professional, culturally responsive, safe and effective midwifery practice
• Working in an interprofessional team
• Integrating knowledge and skills of complications and conditions including medical, obstetric,
o neonatal complications and underlying conditions in the childbirth continuum into midwifery
o practice, as outlined in HSMW651
• Preparation for surgery and providing post-operative care
• Evidence-based, reflective midwifery practice that prioritises critical thinking, decision-making and care planning within midwifery frameworks for practice
• Prescribing and midwifery practice; including accessing and administering medications
• Applying midwifery skills and assessment with appropriate response/actions and use of appropriate technology associated with care for the woman/waahine and baby/peepi with complexities or requiring obstetric emergencies
• Professional accountability, therapeutic communication and clinical documentation
Assessment Criteria
*Clinical Competency Assessment
*Clinical Requirements
*These assessments must be passed to pass the module.

The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.
Students must meet all the clinical requirements, including evidence of a minimum of 300 clinical hours to be eligible to pass this module.
Recommended Readings
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.